Oregon dunes with grasses in foreground
Researchers use descriptive Bayesian network analyses to examine how sediment supply, beach characteristics, and two species of beachgrass alter foredune morphology and patterns of sand accretion on U.S. Pacific Northwest foredunes.
Kai Parker, Malouf Scholar, looking at computer screen with estuary data
This study addresses the limits of probabilistic flood hazard assessment with the development of an emulator which replaces the simulator with a statistical representation that is able to rapidly predict estuarine variables relevant to flooding.
Gray whale breaches
With this study reserachers present a three program analysis suite that measures baleen whales and compensates for lens distortion and corrects scaling error to produce 11 morphometric attributes from sUAS imagery. The program is freely available.
Photo of bridge in Coos Bay, Oregon.
Using sediment cores from two Oregon coast estuaries, researchers were able to measure a period from 1680 AD to present and reconstruct the historical water column oxygen in the estuaries.
Researchers collects tiny herbivores in eelgrass in Netarts Bay
This research looked at the relative importance of local and regional scales in organizing eelgrass communities and the potential of regional oceanography and trophic interactions in regulating patterns of primary producers in this system.
Campers explore Hatfield beach for shore crabs
Mixed-methods study of citizen scientist volunteers explores the degree to which engagement, measured as time in the program, influenced volunteers motivation.